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<br /> INTRODUCING THE<br /> Norwegian<br /> Buhund<br /> FEBRUARY 2009<br /> <br /> Contents<br /> 26<br /> ELISABETH ESPEDAL HOOGSTRATE (WWW.HUNDEFOTO.NO)<br /> FEATURES<br /> 26 Lullaby of Norway<br /> New to the Herding Group, the Norwegian Buhund has a heritage<br /> stretching back to the Vikings.<br /> By Mara Bovsun<br /> 40 Spectrums of Success<br /> African-American achievements touch all facets of the fancy.<br /> By Amy Fernandez<br /> 2008 National Championship Roundup<br /> 32 The Global Stage<br /> Champions from as far away as Australia competed for<br /> the title of world's top dog.<br /> 34 Ribbons of Dreams<br /> An exquisite field, magnificent finalists, and a triumph<br /> for an exceptional Pointer. 34<br /> 36 Lab Rules!<br /> In his first time in national<br /> competition, a black Labrador<br /> Retriever takes top honors.<br /> 38 Amazing Races<br /> The AKC National Agility Invita<a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=1"> INTRODUCING THE Norwegian Buhund FE</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=2"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=3"> Contents 26 ELISABETH ESPEDAL HOOGSTRATE (WWW.HU</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=4"> President's Letter Communicating to the public </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=5"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=6"> AKC® Updates Edited by BUD BOCCONE </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=7"> This month, visitors to the Americ</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=8"> AKC Updates Where WereYou? If you've never ma</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=9"> FEBRUARY 2009 7 REPS AFIELD Afield or Afloat,T</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=10"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=11"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=12"> SHOW SHOTS Photos by MARY BLOOM & LISA CROFT-ELL</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=13"> FEBRUARY 2009 11</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=14"> Meet the Breeds in Long Beach AKC Meet the </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=15"> An adoring public gets up close and personal with</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=16"> On All Fronts Feet First When you're on your fe</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=17"> </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=18"> Better Breeding BY BRONWYN TAGGART Intervie</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=19"> 1993, and got two Bests in Show on her. She was B</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=20"> The Judge's Eye BY DOROTHY MACDONALD Not J</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=21"> the many small breeds (“Spaniells Gentle” or “Com</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=22"> Behavior & Training BY BRONWYN TAGGART Play </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=23"> I think shows in the book—in relation to humane t</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=24"> Success Stories BY REBECCA WALLWORK The m</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=25"> talks about how her son's CCI dog Mahi will come </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=26"> Healthy Dog Edited by BRONWYN TAGGART Advance</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=27"> teeth prevents chewing efficiency from becoming c</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=28"> NEW TO THE HERDING GROUP, THE NORWEGIAN BUHU</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=29"> TOP: COURTESY CORNELL UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, MAKING </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=30"> Hearing-aide dog Echo alerts Fifer to noises that</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=31"> He contributed his time, as well as talents as a </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=32"> “Porsche [right] can open the cabinet door and ge</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=33"> THE STANDARD GENERAL APPEARANCE The Norweg</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=34"> S eeing 52 canines from 52 countries s</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=35"> In the first World Challenge group, consisting</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=36"> T wo by two, they hurry</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=37"> English Setter Ross kisses co-owner and handler E</a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=38"> F or some dogs coming when called is </a> <a title="AKC_Gazette_February_2009 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bfb9bec?page=39"> lessons from home. 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